Many people think I am some sort of a Christian minister. I am not. I am a Minister. Read on for more explanation.
I am an ordained Minister. I was ordained by Rev. Dan Chesbro in 2013 after studying with my Reiki Master teacher Joanna Crespo. She was called herself to join this priesthood The Sanctuary of the Beloved and offered us all ordination if we choose. I wanted to be able to do Reiki in hospitals and share my knowledge of herbs and more with people as well as do weddings and funerals for all people including my Pagan brothers and sisters. I was called to the Priesthood and received it gratefully. I am legally registered with all 50 States.
I am a Pagan, Wiccan High Priestess with over 25 years of healing, teaching and doing the work of my ancestors. If you want to see more on that you can see this website: The Magic Apothecary or look for the Magic Apothecary on Facebook.
I have tattoos…they symbolize steps on my spiritual journey.
I am also a singer and have been all of my life. I sing these blues and so many other things.
Rev. Mary became a name people called me as I was doing my healing and teaching work which you can find at these websites:
Rev. Mary’s Healing Work
and here for my teaching using a method that blends healing techniques and vocal training:
Rev. Mary’s Vocal Studio
So that’s the story. I do invoke the Goddess and God when I sing, I do a ritual before I go on stage and meditation and whatever else I need to do in order to raise good energy.
More on Melchizedek
The Lady in Black the new show with songs from 1910 -1950 in a much more serious vein.
No dirty songs, just songs from the heart as Rev. Mary and her all boy band tell the story of her journey to herself.
Rev. Mary unmasked and singing her heart out.
You really don’t want to miss it.
And wonderful musicians and comedians!
and the same old wonderfully funny songs!
Some pictures here
Starting up in 2017 at the West End Lounge in Upper Manhattan, Reverend Mary’s Blues Jam, a lively, interactive event, gained success and momentum. The show is now branching out to Brooklyn, at Freddy’s Bar & Backroom, 627 5th Ave, in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday, May 5 at 11:00 PM.
Born and bred Brooklyn native Mary Elizabeth Micari, in the guise of her bluesy alter-ego, Rev. Mary Whitebush, spouts racy rhymes and sings titillating tunes featuring the Rev.’s choir of bodacious burlesque babes. Rev. Mary and her all-boy band are Dan Furman on piano, A.C. Weingarten on drums, and Mario Claudio with back-up vocals. The Rev. Mary serenades the crowds with a litany of saucy songs with suggestive lyrics written in a time when the double entendre was the only way to get a point across. She also introduces guest burlesque artists and welcomes musicians and singers up on stage to add to the fun.
In the months since its inception, the Blues Jam has presented numbers provided by guest artists, including guitarist Alan Lighty (now a Jam regular with an album coming out shortly); Ron Zoni on ukulele and drums; and singers, bluesman George Dixon (another Jam regular); cabaret cut-up Emmy Pai; rocker Jen Bush; and many others.
For tickets and more information please click here
Freddy’s Bar & Backroom is located at 627 Fifth Ave. between 17th and 18th streets Brooklyn, NY, 718-768–0131